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June 3, 1959 ~ November 12, 2023 (age 64) 64 Years Old
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Mr. Clinton Anderson, affectionately known as "40 DAWGS," passed away peacefully on November 12, 2023.
He was born on June 3, 1959, to James Lee Anderson and Minnie Ruth (Allen) Anderson, Clinton was a pillar of strength, wisdom, and humor in his community and family.
Clinton was preceded in death by his parents, his daughter Charlene Hawkins, his brother Sylvester Anderson, and his bonus brother, Issac Moore. He is survived by his children Monique Hawkins, Clinton Hawkins, Alicia Hawkins, Amy Hawkins, Gabrielle Phipps, and Quinton Phipps. He also leaves behind his siblings Jessie (Josea) Tyler, Willie (Phyllis) Anderson, Dr. Vera (Dr. Michael) Bonds, Dorothy Thurman, and Linda Davis. His aunts and uncles, Lula (Robert) Frederick, Carolyn Thompson, Virginia Johnson, Michael Thompson, and Robbie Thompson, will remember him fondly. His special friend, "Miss Dorothy," will miss his presence dearly. Clinton was a proud grandfather to seventeen grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. He also leaves behind a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and neighborhood homeboys who will remember him with love and respect.
Clinton was a proud product of the Chicago Public Schools, having graduated from Englewood High School. He furthered his education by attending college, demonstrating his commitment to lifelong learning. His work history was diverse and industrious. He was a dedicated employee at the family business at J. & A. Grocery, a laborer in a factory, and later became a contractor. His work ethic was unparalleled, and he was respected by his colleagues and associates. Clinton's interests were as varied as his work history. He loved being with his family, creating memories that will be cherished forever. He had a passion for cooking, often delighting his family and friends with his culinary creations. He also enjoyed working on building projects, a testament to his hardworking nature and his love for creating things with his hands. Clinton was a man of many virtues. He was wise beyond his years, often dispensing advice that was both practical and profound. His sense of humor was infectious, and he had a knack for making people laugh even in the most challenging situations. His wisdom and humor will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
In conclusion, Clinton "40 DAWGS" Anderson was a man who lived his life with purpose, passion, and a sense of humor. He was a beloved father, brother, uncle, grandfather, and friend. His legacy will live on in the hearts and minds of those he leaves behind. He will be deeply missed.